Mammoth 7/1/11

01 Jul, 2011


It doesn’t feel like July on the mountain but here it is, the final countdown to closing day at Mammoth.  In just a matter of days, all the snow will be a waste and the mountain will close with top to bottom riding.  It’s sad but it’s also appreciated.  It’s been a long winter and many of us are looking forward to summer.  I could go either way, I’m looking forward to summer but also bummed the season is ending.

The gondola building is no longer buried in 20 feet of snow and biking will be the main summer activity

I geared up for laps before the crazy weekend began.  4th of July here is predicted to be madness and I work most of the weekend so today’s ride break was much needed.  Since I didn’t wear sunscreen, I opted to wear the airhole mask for the shred break.

My last demo board of the season, the Flow Drifter got a couple days on it.  The best part about this board is I rode the 11-12 Drifter at the SIA on snow in Winter Park but the board isn’t the same that I rode then.  It needed fixing and was not production when I rode it, so I did not review it until it was production worthy and fixed.

Conditions on the top are still so good, soft and slushy but so much fun

Chuck throwing down on the big jump

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